I studied literature – Russian, world, ancient – in college for five years, but I never thought that I’d be a writer. I never really knew who I wanted to be. Not everybody does, and sometimes it takes a lifetime to find out.
When I came home from work one day and, tired, crashed on the couch in front of the TV, I found my daughters (13 and 17 years old then) watching some TV show with horrible monsters. I couldn’t convince them to switch the channel, so I watched it with them. Later, I discovered that the show was much more than just a story about monsters, and loved it as much as my daughters did. That TV show was “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” I always loved supernatural stories, and this was something new, something different.
I became a huge fan of such incredible writers and creators like Joss Whedon, J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Suzanne Collins. That’s when I realized that I wanted to write a book, to create my own story.